Kudakrumia rangnekari Girish Kumar & Lelej, 2019

Kumar, Girish P., Lelej, Arkady S., Das, Dipanwita, Raveendran, Hanima K. P. & Loktionov, Valery M., 2019, Discovery of the genus Kudakrumia Krombein, 1979 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in India and description of a new species, Zootaxa 4612 (2), pp. 260-266 : 261-264

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4612.2.8

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5933008

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scientific name

Kudakrumia rangnekari Girish Kumar & Lelej
status

sp. nov.

Kudakrumia rangnekari Girish Kumar & Lelej , sp. nov.

( Figs. 1–10 View FIGURES 1–10 )

Type material. Holotype ♂, mounted on card stock, India: Goa, South Goa district, Kotigao Wildlife Sanctuary (14°58’36’’N 74°12’22’’E, 108 m), 18.v.2018, Coll. P. Girish Kumar, ZSIK Regd. No. ZSI/ WGRC /IR/INV.12178 GoogleMaps . Paratype ♂, India: Kerala, Kasaragod district, Ranipuram Hill (12°24’56’’N 75°21’11’’E, 901 m), 21.i.2018, Coll. P.M. Rajan, ZSIK Regd. No. ZSI/ WGRC /IR/INV.12179 GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis. Male. This new species is characterized by the following combination of characters: metasomal sternum 1 basally with distinct, long process ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–10 ); metapleuron uniformly punctured, except median small smooth area ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1–10 ); propodeum punctate laterally (near metapleuron) ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1–10 ); propodeum strongly punctate without microsculptures ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1–10 ); parapenial lobe of basiparamere apically not modified, simple ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 1–10 ). Female unknown.

Description. Holotype male. Length: 3.28 mm. Body black but mandible except base, scape, pedicel and flagellum beneath brownish red; palpi, tegulae and legs testaceous except mesocoxa partially, metacoxa, apical half of mesofemur, metafemur almost entirely, meso- and metatibia except base, protarsomere 2–5, meso- and metatarsomere 1–5 black. Vestiture short and silvery, moderately dense and appressed on most of body, sparse erect setae also present between punctures. Wings hyaline, veins testaceous.

Head. Sculpture dense, fine, at higher magnification polygonal in shape ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1–10 ); eye setae length about half frons setae length; apical clypeus margin not emarginated; mandible with three teeth; POL 0.605 × OOL; POL 1.619 × LOL; POL 2.44 diameter of posterior ocellus; scape ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1–10 ) 1.59 × as long as wide, inner lateral margin carinate, inner surface of flagellomeres 2–10 with few shorter, stouter setae.

Mesosoma . Notauli almost touching anterior border of mesoscutum, parapsidal lines two-thirds of mesoscutum length, dorsum with slightly larger, more separated punctures, with microsculpture similar to that of head ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1–10 ); propodeum strongly punctate without microsculptures; metapleuron uniformly punctured, except median small area smooth. Forewing as in Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1–10 ; basal part of medial vein of hindwing curved but not angulate ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1–10 ).

Metasoma. First two metasomal terga with fine, subcontiguous punctures, with microsculpture almost similar to that of mesosomal dorsum, remaining terga with finer, slightly separated punctures ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 1–10 ); sternum 1 basally with distinct long process ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–10 ); second sternum with larger subcontiguous punctures, remaining sterna with small subcontiguous punctures ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 1–10 ). Genitalia as in Fig. 10 View FIGURES 1–10 . Parapenial lobe of basiparamere apically not modified, simple.

Female. Unknown.

Etymology. The species is named after Mr. Parag Rangnekar, a well-known butterfly and dragonfly specialist from Goa who helped the first author to conduct a collection tour in Goa state during which the holotype was collected.

Distribution. India: Goa, Kerala.

Remark. The differences between the male of this new species and Kudakrumia mirabilis are given in the key below.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Kudakrumia